Portuguese hotels distinguished by the luxury publication Condé Nast

Every year Condé Nast reveals the hotels and luxury spas with their seal of approval, which guarantees an exceptional experience, according to them.

Hotels around the world receive this distinction every year and that makes them part of an exclusive group of hotels, spas and resorts with the finest qualities that every luxury traveller seeks.

Condé Nast describes these annual recommendations as: “Whether you’re searching for a luxury hotel, spa, country house, boutique retreat, celebratory venue or somewhere by the beach, we provide inspiration and assistance in finding the perfect place for every occasion.

In Portugal 14 hotels were distinguished with this seal in 2016. From the south to the north of continental Portugal and in the Azores Island, the publication highlights the best hotels and resorts that will please the most exquisite travellers.

According to the publication: “Portugal boasts a beautiful coastline fringed with sunny beaches and rolling sand dunes as well as an exciting hilly interior, ideal for exploring by bike, foot or kayak. (…) Portugal also offers some fascinating historic cities, its capital Lisbon with its medieval buildings and grand views, and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Porto, home to port wine. The most talked about area of Portugal is the Algarve with its idyllic coves, rocky outcrops and glittering waters.

Click here to see the full hotel list and the description of each luxury hotel in Portugal selected by Condé Nast.

Make health prevention your 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

Make sure your health comes first and get a complete check-up while enjoying the sun in Lisbon.

Medical Port and Sagres Vacations recently partnered to create Medical Tourism programs for Americans who wish to travel to Europe. This partnership aims to let consumers know that Portugal is a great option for Medical Tourism. Medical Port works only with top private hospitals and clinics in Lisbon, Oporto, and the Algarve.

Start off 2015 the best way possible by doing a complete health check-up while you enjoy the best that Lisbon has to offer. Think about historic monuments, mild all year round temperatures, and great Mediterranean style food. “Prevention is the Key” program is a one-week health assessment Medical Tourism package. Health prevention is important and can reduce health risk factors and also improve the length and quality of life. Assess how good your health is and the lifestyle changes you can do to improve it.

The medical component of this package includes:

  • Complete health check-up in private hospital in JCI accredited facilities
  • Different check-up exams for men and women
  • Transfers, hospital concierge, and accommodation.

As for leisure, travellers can enjoy different options:

  • A private tour to discover Lisbon or Oporto and its surroundings
  • Get in shape while enjoying daily countryside and beach walking trails
  • Special options include:
    • Enjoy a relaxing and detox program in a Hotel with SPA
    • Learn more about Mediterranean cuisine with a chef in cooking sessions
    • Experience a private walking tour in Lisbon or Oporto with a professional photographer
    • Sail Tejo or Douro Rivers in a luxury sailboat

When you want to commit to a healthy lifestyle, you should do it with the support of your friends and family. And set realistic and measurable goals. Join this program with your partner and start to reinforce your commitment with healthy living in 2015.

Why choose Portugal?

With centuries of History it’s no surprise that there are plenty of places to see and things to do. From visiting magnificent castles to amazing contemporary art museums, the choice is yours. Portugal is a very safe destination as it’s ranked 18 out of 162 in the Global Peace Index. There’s an average of 3300 hours of sunshine per year, one of the highest in Europe and nearly 30% of the population is fluent in English.

To find out more about this partnership read our previous blog post, here. If you want to know more about “Prevention is the Key” contact Medical Port, or Sagres Vacations.



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